NZ pursuit teams ride for gold at junior worlds

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 14:56 22/08/2012
Junior world track cycling
ROBYN EDIE/Fairfax NZ
ON THE LINE: The New Zealand men's pursuit team line up at the start line for their qualifying ride at the junior world championships in Invercargill (from top left to right) Liam Aitcheson, Dylan Kennett, Hayden McCormick & Hamish Schreurs.

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New Zealand will ride for gold against Australia in both the men's and women's team pursuit finals tonight on the opening day of the junior world track cycling championships in Invercargill.

The New Zealand men's combination of Liam Aitcheson, Dylan Kennett, Hayden McCormick and Hamish Schreurs rode 4:08.125 to top the standings after the qualifying rides, .343sec ahead of the defending champion Australian combination.

Russia (4:09.132) will take on the Ukraine (4:16.025) for the bronze medal after dropping a rider with three laps to go when pressuring the time set by the New Zealanders.

The Australian women's team, with two riders backing up from the team which won in Moscow last year, went 3:29.509 for the 3km journey, just over a second faster than the New Zealand team of Cassie Cameron, Alysha Keith and Racquel Sheath (3:30.719).

Great Britain did brilliantly with a new combination and a time of 3:30.841 which put them into tonight's bronze medal final against Russia (3:25.253).

Tonight's racing, which starts at 6.30pm, includes the medal rides in both men's and women's team pursuits, as well as qualifying and finals in the men's and women's team sprint.

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